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Science  18 May 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6390, pp. 690-692
DOI: 10.1126/science.360.6390.690

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In science news around the world, Scientific Reports retracts a controversial paper that claimed to link a human papillomavirus vaccine to neurological damage in mice; public health officials in Japan and other countries worried the reported findings might undermine public confidence in a childhood vaccine that can prevent cervical cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeks a court order to prevent two clinics from marketing treatments using stem cells that FDA said were not approved. The U.S. Department of Energy shelved a plan to build a plant at its Savannah River Site in South Carolina to reprocess plutonium from dismantled nuclear weapons into fuel for nuclear power plants. NASA announces plans to equip its next Mars rover with a detachable, autonomous helicopter that can observe the martian landscape. And the former head of Greece's statistics agency, twice acquitted of charges that he inflated the country's budget deficits in a case that critics call politically motivated, faces a third trial because of a legal ruling.